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Francois Marier, Debian Developer

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mylinuxrig.com: I saw Francois speak at Debian Day 2010, held up at Columbia University. Francois gave a great talk about supporting Linux for friends and family. When I started The Linux Setup, he was one of the first people I asked to participate.

People behind Debian: Enrico Zini

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raphaelhertzog.com: Even though Enrico is not smiling on this picture, he’s one of the friendliest Debian person that I know. I always enjoy his presentations because he can’t refrain from inserting jokes or other funny tricks. Smile

We won and we didn't notice

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OSS

h-online.com: On a recent visit back to the UK, lead Samba developer Jeremy Allison met up with Richard Hillesley. Here, Richard Allison's description of the history of his involvement with open source, Linux and Samba.

The Linux Setup - Dusty Phillips, Developer

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Software
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mylinuxrig.com: Dusty Phillips certainly falls into the power user category and his answers reflect that status. Dusty runs a tight system that’s optimized for his workflow. And it’s fascinating that he does so much with just one machine.

Aaron Seigo talks about the KDE SC 5.0 - and more

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derstandard.at: Applications and workspaces will follow the frameworks - Plasma Active's influence and why the traditional desktop won't be killed by the mobile space

People behind Debian: Peter Palfrader, Debian System Administrator

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raphaelhertzog.com: You might not know who Peter is because he’s not very visible on Debian mailing lists. He’s very active however and in particular on IRC. He was an admin of the OFTC IRC network at the time Debian switched from Freenode to OFTC. Nowadays he’s a member of the Debian System Administration team who runs all the debian.org servers.

Q&A: Eben Upton from The Raspberry Pi Foundation

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Hardware
Interviews

computerworld.com.au: After announcing the launch of a ₤15 ($A23.50) computer designed specifically for the education sector in May this year, London-based charity, the Raspberry Pi Foundation, spoke to Computerworld Australia about the progress of the project.

GNOME-Designer Jon McCann about the future of GNOME3

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derstandard.at: During the recent Desktop Summit in Berlin Andreas Proschofsky had the chance to talk to McCann about the way ahead for GNOME3, how the project deals with criticism and the importance of GNOME3-optimized app development.

The Mozilla Interview: Why Firefox Matters

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Moz/FF

conceivablytech.com: We had a chance to chat with Johnathan Nightingale Mozilla’s Director of Firefox Engineering about Firefox’ current challenges, its opportunities, its rivals, trends and its future.

Also: Google, Mozilla Team Up to Create a Smarter, Action-Based Web

People behind Debian: Margarita Manterola

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raphaelhertzog.com: When I think about Margarita, I always remember her as a friendly and welcoming person. Like most of the Debian Women members by the way. But she likes to spread some love and organized a Debian Appreciation Day for example.

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